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of us to watch it i am one of the people but also i'd like to thank many of you have made the decoration and we're happy to see that our team 49er win. supervisor kim i am one of our reasons and i would like to give you a little credit you make it in our room by your people here. this here shows you two brothers one of them must win and they are two brothers. i can't blame any one of you but the - i blame the mayor he is lazy. i wish he would hear what i'm saying. but 49 eras i said here just to show with the (inaudible) i wish we can win and i hope. thank you, thank you all of you. thank you supervisor >> thank you next speaker. >> god bless you supervisors and glad bless the city and county of san francisco. today for this black history month i am very reluctant to talk about this subject. i was a teacher at marshall academic high school and which at that time was a low income high crime county. and marshall high school was set up for black and latin use to succeed in high school and slowly that population has been squeezed out of that school. that school was a preschool. i think the
is to approve so this is very helpful. is there a way for us to access those letters of protest before those hearing happen? if they could be placed in the packet or a way for us to easily scan them before these meetings? >> yes, i will have those for you at the next meeting. >> thank you. >> okay. great. colleagues? any comments or any other questions? i know that there has been a request by the applicant to continue, and my understanding is that the district supervisor does not have an issue with that, and in light of that i think that probably makes sense. i have to say though, that the comments and concerns from the public are you know, very legitimate concerns and i certainly look forward to a resolution of those concerns. so colleagues, if we could have a motion to continue to the call of the chair? >> motioned by supervisor mar. >> we could do that without objection? >> thank you, if you could please call item number four. >> item number four is a hearing to consider the issue ans of type 42 on-sale beer and wine public premises license to jordan lewis and case lewis for the folsom st
bond that those of us who love animals and those who love dogs especially have. i think by that measure in terms of the quality of your soul, given how you treat and talk about bertie, i think that that makes you an amazing person. and i wish you the very best in your new endeavors, but i know that you're still going to be here. i appreciate the fact that you, as you indicated, you're going to make sure that district 9 gets more resources in your new job, which i appreciate. and i look forward to working with you. and, of course, you know, one of the things that i think it's an illustration of the kind of person you are, the kind of supervisor you are is that as you leave, you leave behind not only the work, but you also leave in place someone that you have mentored and someone that you have helped, and that's i think a very important testament of your leadership. the fact that you're passing it on and i look forward to working with supervisor tang as she goes on board, but the fact that she is there is another testament to your leadership. thank you. >> supervisor avalos. >> supervisor
>> you will call a chair? >> okay. >> i do think that it is important for us to continue to monitor this situation. and i would love the opportunity to come back, perhaps, in a couple of months or three months to see where things are. and i want to thank all of the people who presented, all of the law enforcement partners for the work that they are doing and hopefully we will have you know, a better educated public around these issues. so again, thank you for the presentation, so colleagues could we have a motion to continue? >> a motion by supervisor mar, if we could take that without objection? >> thank you, colleagues. >> thank you. >> mr. clerk, if you could please call item number one >> item number one, a hearing to receive a briefing on the san francisco public safety conditions on the san francisco police department or the mayor's office of criminal justice. >> this is an item that is usually introduced by the chair of the public safety committee. and it is an ongoing discussion about crime trends, city-wide and so we will make a point of in future meetings when this issue i
. >> item 24 was referred from the land use economic development committee without recommendation. resolution granting revocable permission to aquilina family 2001 revocable trust to occupy a portion of the public right-of-way to remove and reconstruct a portion of a city-owned and maintained retaining wall to construct a concrete driveway ramp, with accessible transition slopes to conform to the existing sidewalk grade, that will provide vehicular access to a proposed new residence with a garage at 54 peralta avenue. >> colleagues, this is from public works. i'd like to acknowledge the district supervisor, supervisor campos. >> thank you, mr. president. colleagues, i want to say today we have been working with not only the parties, but also the residents in trying to resolve some of the issues here and so with that in mind i here by move for a two week continuance to march 12. >> supervisor campos has asked for a two week continuance. is there a second to that? seconded by supervisor avalos. colleagues, any objection, with a motion to continue? this item will be continued to two
-wide improvement organization that addresses land use, and public safety concerns. currently there are over, could i have the overhead? >> currently there are over, overhead, please? somewhere? currently there are over 800 liquor licenses in san francisco. and i consider that an over concentration and adding and if you see all of these dots, this is downtown where they are going to have their store. recently our membership, i surveyed our membership and public safety was our top priority. and there are many reasons why the community feels that the license will not service the convenience of the community and the list is 22, reasons that have been given to you. and i just a brief list. and the community is saying enough is enough. you know, when could i have the overhead? >> when walgreens posted back in march of 2012, they notified the community that they were going to have a liquor license at 135 powell. the reality is not just there but also 149 powell because they are taking over lories. the neighbors did not know that there was going to be a super store at the time of posting. we also questio
that while they could directly administer the different garages, that we have in front of us, they consider the fact that the added oversight and community relations provided by these organizations are in the best interest of the garage and the city. i think and heard and believe that many of you have heard from the leadership of the union square community about the impact that this organization has had in union square within a part of town that sees some of the most densely traveled and densely parking situations that we have in the city. so, with that, colleagues, ask for your support for this and we will proceed. >> great. i assume, colleagues, that we need a roll call on this. we can have a roll call, madam chair. >> on item 16, supervisor cohen? cohen aye. supervisor farrell? farrell aye. supervisor kim? kim aye. supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor wiener? wiener aye. supervisor yee? yee aye. supervisor avalos? avalos no. supervisor breed? breed aye. supervisor campos? campos aye. president chiu? chiu aye. supervisor chu? chu no. there are 9 ayes and 2 no's. >> the resolution is adopte
government and to the feds for your proper use of that. the president of the ndaa is accountable to nobody. he's already been accountable to the voters and that's it. the constitution provides that understood -- the founders understood it is in the state interest to kill somebody and they have in the constitution a provision called a bill of mark, marqe. i congratulate you and i hope you will urge the congress and the president to use their proper constitutional powers and have the killing done by congress where at least there is some accountability. thank you. (applause) >> thank you. thank you. next speaker. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is john [speaker not understood] and i represent an african university and kenya school of law. i also am interested in talking about mohammed ibrahim award for 2013 and 2014. i currently reside at providence church at 1601 mc kinnon and previously resided at 5 47 haight street in san francisco. there is an interesting program that's being commended by bevan dufty. our city has secured a million dollars in state funding to expand and improve o
that some of us will be glad that we won't have a regular mcdonald's patron in our midst. [laughter] >> i think that we will miss the fact that -- well, actually i'm not sure we'll all miss the fact that carmen rarely breaks with her modern colleagues, except on the critical issue of cat de-clawing. oh, you remember that. i think many of us will miss the fact that she has been so hard working that we were all surprised that today she didn't submit any new legislative proposals and at the last minute she asked me four tough questions about the ndaa which i appreciated. and i will just say for me, one thing i'm not going to miss as you leave is that no one is going to wonder after today if i have a sister on the board of supervisors. [laughter] >> but to just wrap it up, carmen, thank you for your service. you have been a tremendous colleague. we all look forward to working with you and serving with you as co-elected officials and we wish you all the very, very best. thank you. and with that, does anyone else have any words you'd like to say? supervisor farrell. >> thank you, president chiu
that the arts commission had unlawfully withheld information it was to keep us from getting our rights serviced. but that win of 4 to 3 was not enough to overcome what the board of supervisors did to make sure it won't be enough for an action to be taken. you essentially replaced all members and we won 4 to 3 and additionally you passed the sunshine ordinance with new members to repeal it's rule that the majority could take the decision on instead of requiring 6 votes. so only 7 people on the board were there and that was a couple of votes against us. your sabotage of open government sadly is bearing fruit. >> next speaker and thanks supervisors i'm an attorney, an mba that has been long associated with this city but i've got some positive comments to make. this poem reflects the poem encourage - i co-founded the poetry fountains and we have a public service to get you poems from the movement we'll have on public event to encourage education in february. this is the confession and it is like honest i didn't and this is for you the board of supervisors san francisco. our legislative lady of mie
, everyone. thank you for joining us today. you are applying for commission seat number 7, right? >>> correct. >> thank you. ms. matsuda, can you talk to me a little bit about the work that you've done and even your future plans or goals in your understanding of cultural traditions of san francisco and how these rich san francisco cultural traditions can be reflected in your work as a commissioner? >>> so, i was appointed by mayor newsome to serve as one of the first of the 7 commissioners for the historic preservation commission. and for the first two years of our commission we spent a lot of time actually formulating articles 10 and 11. so, it hasn't been until very recently that we have been able to get into actual discussion of various communities and various landmarks that have become -- that have come before us. and what we would like to do in the future is to continue our work in recognizing landmarks that have not traditionally been recognized or looking at communities that have been under served, and to find other ways, not only the ways that have been provided to us through the nati
served style of artwork that is primarily used for the creation of video games, movies, fashion and industry. it is drawn on computers, photoshop, corel painter and thus, l is not a hard copy of it. what we have done is put an array of monitors that can slide show and show this artwork which is very eye catching and i think that it speaks to a lot of people in the san francisco area that are involved in you know creation of these video games, movies, high-tech and we are hoping to serve that market by having a interesting area where creative professionals can come and enjoy this artwork and relax with a glass of wine or a cold beer or a cup of coffee. and that is just the basic overview of our venue. and we are getting a good response from neighborhood and they are looking forward to us opening from everyone that we have heard and we just hope to move forward. >> a quick question, have you reached out to the district supervisor? >> we have not, spoken with her directly, accept for the letters that we sent. >> if you could speak into the mic. >> we have not spoken with our superv
us really going through everything and ensuring that we dotted every i and crossed every t and i know it was a lot of work for their staff. largely, the proposal would amend the municipal election code to incorporate the state law allowing the nomination procedures for city college and board of education for example to continue to be governed by state law but also changing some of the dates for the board of supervisors and for other -- our may yoirl race as well sx, also we made some other nominations according to the advice of elections, around the circulation of badges and filing fees, i would also like to ask the rules committee to consider making some amendments today, further clean-up of this legislation, one is to section 205 and this would push back the nomination deadline for all candidates to match those of the mayor and the board of supervisors so this would be by the 146 day before the municipal election, it also specifies the period by which the candidates and the mayor of supervisor may circulate their nomination papers. section 220 and 260 follow along the lines of this
, allow our military to arrest and detain american citizens on u.s. soil without a warrant or due process. this would repeat the forced incarceration of the 1940s of 120,000 japanese americans who spent years in interment camps without notices of charges, right to an attorney, or right to a trial. from my perspective and the perspective of many constitutional scholars, these indefinite detention provisions violate fundamental american legal principles of the presumption of innocence, our fifth amendment right to due process, the sixth amendment right to fair trial, the eighth amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, and these provisions would allow activists and journalists to be detained for exercising their first amendment rights to free speech. i want to take a moment and thank the large coalition that has come together to ask us to support this. there are dozens of organizations in the city including the bill of rights defense committee, the coalition for safe san francisco, the asian law caucus, the labor council, the san francisco 99% coalition. i want to thank su
feeling great. >> if you feel comfortable using computers and you have patience, we want you on our team. >> would you show me how to type? >> [speaking in spanish]. >> will you help me learn more? >> good afternoon. welcome to our regular rules committee meeting for thursday, february 7th, 2013. i am supervisor norman yee, and i will be chairing this meeting. to my immediate left is supervisor cohen. and to my immediate right is supervisor breed. and i also wanted to acknowledge the two people that will be staffing the sfgtv, nona mcconian and jesse larson. the committee would also like to -- madam clerk, and also today's clerk is linda wong. madam clerk, are there any announcements? >> yes, mr. chair. please make sure to turn off all cell phones and electronic devices. speaker cards and copies to be included as part of the file should be submitted to the clerk. items acted on today will appear on the february 26 board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. >> thank you. can you please call item number 1? >> item number 1, motion approving the mayor's nomination for reappointmen
many candidates are under suspicion for drug use so i thought i would bring that out to san francisco. second suggestion is that in an election where there is a residency required, ie, board of supervisors, if there is a written question about whether a candidate lives in a district, then it's public information, how the investigation goes and then the candidate that's being questioned is required by the election code to put in writing that he does live in the district. now, this was in regards to a situation that was done entirely in writing in 2008 and to this day, the particular person i'm talking about still refuses to put in writing whether he lived in the district or he was running to be supervisor, and the only thing i have to say, if you can't put it in writing, that brings up a legitimate question. thank you. >> okay. any other public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, any thoughts? is there a motion to forward this item to the full board? >> [inaudible]. >> could we first take a motion to make the amendments that i had? >> thank you. is there a motio
laureate has asked us to introduce poetry into the politics of our city. so, this will be as quick as i can get it. a song for san francisco. and i am delighted that you are considering rebuking our fed who are the nbaa but that come at the end of this. so, i don't want to have too many bells before that. (applause) >>> an increase in homelessness [speaker not understood] because benches were removed elsewhere. why remove benches to take seats away from people who live and breathe in san francisco? and make sitting or lying on the streets an offense? send the homeless to different neighborhoods like playing [speaker not understood]. people need to sit somewhere out of sight cannot be out of his mind and for the car owners who seek a sunday, 1800 citations for parking on sunday, $72 for the city coffers for each offense. bike theft increased and remind me why i bike no longer. three box stolen from me by lock cutting, that was in europe. gangses, violence, theft is universal. neighborhood courts with volunteers, unpaid judges earn money for cities with restorative justice for first offenses.
join us in the pledge of allegiance? i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands; one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> colleagues, we have copies of the january 15th, 2013 board meeting minutes. could i have a motion to approve those anixctionv motion by supervisor campos, seconded by supervisor farrell. without objection, those minutes are approved. madam clerk, any communications? >> i have no communications, mr. president. >> and could you read our consent agenda items 1 through 12? >> mr. president, before doing so, i wanted to present a point of information. this morning our controller mr. rosenfield identified item number 3, the supplemental appropriations specifically the district attorney positions on item number 3 to have originally been rejected by the board and the mayor in the annual budget for the current year. section 3.15 of the administrative code states that when any supplemental appropriation ordinance subsequent to the adoption of the budget for the current year contain
with the golden gate national parks conservancy, and the national park service. so, this allowed us to not only put on a great sell braaetionverctiontion, but to also fundamentally change the experience that the 10 million visitors a year who come to the golden gate bridge have. if you've been out there, we've built a 3500 square foot pavilion. it's a visitors pavilion and welcoming center. there are interpretive panels and photographs and videos that you can see there and merchandise that tell you a lot about the golden gate bridge. and we have some artifacts in that pavilion that have never been seen before by the public. so people now can actually get a sense of their rich history of the golden gate bridge and how it was built and the men and women in labor who built that bridge. and, so, it's really fantastic. we also improve the outdoor plaza area so there's more open space. we improve the pedestrian and bicycle path. so, really it's a much more pleasant place to visit now so we're really, really proud of that. on the fiscal side of things at the district, it has been a difficult time, as
public comment is closed. (gavel) we have four applicants for four seats; helps ease the process for us. great to see four very qualified applicants. it is great to see mr. watts who has served as an alternate now apply for one of the seats of the assessment appeals board. it's a lot of work and it is important work. we appreciate the volunteer spirit in applying for these positions. >> make a motion to move mr. tham for seat 2, mr. watts for seat 5, ms. crowser for seat 8. ifmr. spertzel seat 6. gvl (gavel) >> item four. assessment appeals board. four seats, nine applicants. >> i believe several candidates are here and alberto rios has withdrawn his nomination. four seats, eight applicants. ms. lewis. >> good afternoon, i am a licensed attorney in the state of california. coming today seeking reappointment to the appeals board. i was seeking your regular appointment. i would like to amend my application and add alternate as well because i do have a full-time government position. >> do you prefer to be an alternate? >> that is my preference. however i still would consider a regular ap
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